Tirumala Ekanta Seva Guide
Tirumala Ekanta Seva Procedure
Tirumala Ekanta Seva is most yearned seva which devotees long to see. In this seva, the Lord put to sleep with various procedures after a tiring long day. Once the day completes in Tirumala after the completion of the Sarva Darshan the Ekanta Seva takes place. Ekanta Seva is the last seva performed to Lord Venkateswara before the temple closes for the day. During this seva, Bhoga Srinivasa is placed on a Golden cot in a sleeping posture and will be made to sleep.
The decoration and garlands are removed from the diety. Lord is decorated with new Gaddam Bottu and Bhoga Srinivasa is placed on Golden Cot and swing. Milk, Almonds are offered to the Lord. Chandanam is placed at the feet of the main deity. Since it is believed that Lord Brahma comes to perform prayers to the Lord after the temple doors are closed every night, puja materials are left for his usage. Water filled in silver cups are also kept for being consecrated by Lord Brahma and the same is distributed as ‘Tirtha’ (holy/sacred water) to all pilgrims the next day.
Once these rituals are completed the descendants of Tallapaka Annamacharya sings the lullaby to the Lord and also he Tarigonda Vengamamba Harati with pearls and plate with Dasavatharams is offered to Lord. Once this is completed, the doors are sealed and locked.
Tirumala Ekanta Seva Timings
Usually, the Tirumala Ekanta Seva is conducted daily from 01.00 AM to 01.30 AM and temple is closed at 01.30 AM. These timings may change during the special occasions.
Tirumala Ekanta Seva Darshan Booking Procedure
Tirumala Ekanta Seva may or may not be allowed to pilgrims. Most of the times, pilgrims are not allowed to participate in the Ekanta Seva and the seva is conducted internally within temple authorities.